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Sue Lani Madsen: 51st state movement rooted in history and differences, not fantasy

Spokane Interstate fairgoers visiting the Liberty state booth would be surprised to hear themselves described as paranoid extremists seeking a fantasyland. Top topics include tax increases, income tax proposals, property …

UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Liberty State supporters raise funds at event after tense ‘silent protest’ by ex-Matt Shea backers

A fundraising event for the proposed creation of a 51st state called Liberty started on a tense note Thursday evening as onetime loyalists of state Rep. Matt Shea held what …

Shawn Vestal: The state of Liberty may not have a shot, but it’s heady fiction

As the concept of an Eastern Washington “Liberty State” – a far-right fantasyland of God, guns and free-cattle-grazing envisioned by Spokane Valley conservatives – evolves from a bad 100-year-old idea …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

All Spokane County school levies pass, most by overwhelming margins

Spokane Public Schools kept up its 40-year winning streak alive as voters approved its latest levy request to pay for personnel and sports activities. The levy request was passing with …

2017 Northeast 2B preview: Asotin appears to be cream of competitive crop

Northeast 2B may not have produced a state football champion last fall, but its depth was evident.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017

U.S. probes air bag computer failures in 2012 Jeep Liberty

The U.S. government is investigating complaints that air bag control computers in some Jeep Liberty SUVs can fail, preventing the air bag system from operating properly in a crash.

State 2B boys: Kittitas holds off Liberty for title

As it turned out, perfection didn’t come easily for Kittitas on Saturday night.

Big third quarter propels Liberty past White Swan, into State 2B tournament

Chase Burnham led Liberty with 26 points, Tyler Haas scored all of his 17 points in the second half, and the Lancers advanced to the State 2B tournament next weekend …

Doug Clark: “Liberty” deserves a new state song, and I’m happy to oblige

State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Pluto, and a few other jokers would chop Washington in half and turn the East Side slice of the pizza into a new 51st state. Liberty, …

A 51st state, called Liberty, would have political clout and an ag-based economy

Even though sponsors admit the idea to create a 51st state called “Liberty” doesn’t have a chance, it’s an interesting exercise to see what such a state would look like.

Liberty and Justice are expecting; Egg in D.C. bald eagle nest

One of Washington, D.C.’s three bald eagle couples is waiting for an egg to hatch. The city announced Monday that an egg recently appeared in the nest of a mating …

On $100 gold coin, for first time, Lady Liberty is black

On one side of the new $100 gold coin from the U.S. Mint is the image of an eagle in flight, “with eyes toward opportunity and a determination to attain …

Bruce Willis, Demi Moore donate Hailey theater to troupe

Actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have donated the Liberty Theatre in downtown Hailey to a local theater company.

Huckleberries: You love New York, but does New York love you?

You may love New York. But New York may not love you. Emily Walton found that out when she smiled at a stranger while crossing a New York City street …

Spokane Valley City Council to vote on Matt Shea’s plan to split Washington, create state of Liberty east of Cascades

Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace asked that state Rep. Matt Shea’s recent bill proposing the formation of a separate state in Eastern Washington be added to the advance agenda at …

Mistakes cost Liberty in State 2B football title loss to Napavine

Liberty High School had a special class of seniors, a group of players that had played together since second grade and led a program turnaround of epic proportions.

Liberty football team’s turnaround has been community-based effort

Much of the success for the turnaround of the Liberty football program falls at the feet of head coach Mike Dewey.

State 2B football: Liberty advances to title game for the first time in 24 years

Liberty head coach Mike Dewey told his team prior to the Lancers’ State 2B semifinal against Asotin that an unlikely hero would emerge.

Football, farming in Tyler Haas’ family tree

Farming is in the genes for Tyler Haas.

Prep football playoffs: Three area teams remain going into semifinals

Semifinals 1A

Sue Lani Madsen: How much liberty are we willing to give up to secure safety?

Since 9/11 we have debated as if liberty and security are mutually exclusive. Joseph Grable, in a recent talk in Spokane, says the opposite of liberty is not security, but …

State football glances: 6 area teams reach state quarterfinals; St. Maries in title game

West Valley pulled off a significant come-from-behind road win last week, topping Franklin Pierce 44-41.

Postseason prep football glance


G-Prep tied with Chiawana at 7th in final AP football rankings

No area prep football team is ranked No. 1 in the final Associated Press polls released Wednesday. Gonzaga Prep (7-2) finished tied with Chiawana (8-1) at seventh in 4A. The …

No change for Oakesdale, Colfax in state volleyball rankings

Small-school state volleyball powers 2B Colfax and 1B Oakesdale remained ranked No. 1 in their respective polls this week.

G-Prep football team moves to seventh in AP rankings

The Gonzaga Prep football team climbed a notch from eighth to seventh in The Associated Press rankings released Wednesday.

Few changes in AP prep football rankings

There were few changes in the Associated Press football rankings released Wednesday. Gonzaga Prep (5-2) remained at No. 8 in 4A. Camas (7-0) got all 10 first-place votes and is …

Northwest Christian overcomes mistakes, holds off Liberty

SPANGLE – The Northwest Christian Crusaders overcame the Liberty Lancers and, more important, themselves Friday.

Pick 6: Greg Lee gains ground on Sam Adams

Yours truly had a big week considering I was in a two-game hole to SWX sports director Sam Adams. I cut Adams’ lead to one by going 4-2. Overall, Adams …

Gonzaga Prep slips to No. 8 in 4A football rankings

Gonzaga Prep dropped one more spot in the 4A football rankings released Wednesday by The Associated Press.